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Thank You Letters

Paper Crafts, Seven Hills Crafts DT
Thank You Letters (Lawn Fawn)

Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday break. I didn’t get much crafting done whilst I stayed with family and friends so I’m getting back into the groove of crafting as normality slowly creeps back in. The Seven Hills Crafts blog took a break whilst Tara and Rick moved premises. They’re now back open and have a 10% sale going on until Friday so go grab a few bargains whilst they’re still in stock!

Seven Hills Crafts

The blog is now back open and I’m bringing you the first of my Wednesday DT inspirations for 2018. I’ve made a resolution to use more of those stamp sets I’ve not used as much as they deserve and this card featuring Lawn Fawn’s Love Letters stamps was perfect to send as a thank you for some festive pressies!

I started with an A2 piece of Copic friendly Clare Fontaine 210 gsm DCP paper and some MFT Black Licorice Hybrid Ink. I made sure to stamp out the speech bubble that held the sentiment first to ensure it was placed exactly where I wanted it. I then used a variety of the remaining stamps so the card was completely covered, making sure that no two of the same images were next to each other.

Thank You Letters (Lawn Fawn)

I chose some of my favourite Copic markers to colour in the images:

Letters & Envelopes: W4, W2, W1, W00, R22, R32, R20
Ink Bottles & Pens: RV69, RV66, RV63
Birdies: YR24, YR21, Y21, Y00, YR07
Bubble: YR18, YR07, Y38, Y17
Shadows: C3, C00

I trimmed the panel down and mounted it on a top-folding A2 card base in Peacock. A little clear Wink of Stella and some Glossy Accents on the hearts made the finishing touches.

A perfect way to start the new year with some gratitude!



Love Letters (Lawn Fawn)

You’re a Real Gem!

Handmade Cards, HeffyDoodle Design Team

Hello and happy Saturday! I’m excited to be guest designing over on the Heffy Doodle blog today. I actually had a chance to play with some of Lesley’s wonderful stamps last night and created a whole bunch of cards to add to my stash.

The card I am sharing with you features the fabulous Geology Rocks (HFD|SSS) stamp set. With a layer of Glossy Accents, these gems really do sparkle!

I started out by repeatedly stamping the largest diamond on some white card, rotating until the A6-sized panel was completely covered. Using four Blue-Green Copic markers, I coloured in the gems and added some shadows with some Cool Grey markers to make it look more dimensional. 

Using the same BG markers I scribbled on some more white card and die cut it with the Scripty Thanks die (SHC|SSS), stacking it four layers high with additional die cuts to add some dimension. I added some Wink of Stella sparkle followed by a layer of Glossy Accents to both the gems on the top half of the panel and the sentiment, then set them aside to dry.

I then die cut a stitched rectangle (SHC|SSS) out of white card, further cutting it down with a stitched hillside border (SHC|SSS) for a background for the sentiment and adhered it to the bottom of the gen panel. I white heat embossed the “YOU’RE A REAL GEM” sentiment from the Geology Rocks (HFD|SSS) stamp set onto a strip of black card and adhered this and the thanks die cut to the white panel section. I finished the card off by mounting on a teal base. The finished card has lots of dimension and sparkle!

Thanks for stopping by!


Amazing Yeti Hugs with Mama Elephant and Altenew

Handmade Cards, Seven Hills Crafts DT
Amazing Yeti Hugs (Mama Elephant)

Hello and happy Wednesday! I’m on the Seven Hills Crafts blog again today with a big yeti hug!

Today I challenged myself to use a Christmas/Winter themed stamp for a non-Christmas themed card. I love the cute yeti from the Mama Elephant Me and My Yeti stamp set and the one with his hands spread wide makes me think he’s wanting to give you a hug!

I started out with a piece of rasberry cardstock that was slightly smaller than my white A6 cardbase. Using a sentiment from the Altenew Amazing You set to stamp, I stamped it in a repeating pattern across the panel with some Versamark ink. I then heat embossed it with some clear embossing powder and adhered the panel to the cardbase.

For the secondary panel, I blended on some Distress Oxide inks onto some white cardstock and dropped some clean water onto it to give it that distressed look. Once dry, I cut it out with the smaller rectangle of the Avery Elle Wonky Stitches dies so that I would still see the background pattern when adhered.

Amazing Yeti Hugs (Mama Elephant)

I stamped out the yeti from the Mama Elephant Me and My Yeti stamp set with some MFT Black Licorice Hybrid Ink and coloured him in with my alcohol markers. I then cut him out with the coordinating dies and adhered him to the smaller panel, then adhered both to the card base.

For the main sentiment, I white heat embossed two from the Altenew Amazing You set on some black cardstock. I cut this out and adhered this just under the yeti’s feet to ground him.

A final touch of clear Wink of Stella, a couple of sequins and I have a thank you card full of yeti hugs!

Thanks for reading, catch you next week.


Thankful Honey Bear with WPlus9

Handmade Cards, Seven Hills Crafts DT
Honey Bears (WPlus9)

Morning, crafty friends. Autumn has definitely arrived in the form of foggy mornings and chill winds here in the UK this last week. Blink once and it will be Halloween. Blink a few more times and it will be Christmas already. I don’t know whether I should panic or start planning my gifts! Can you believe today’s post marks a full month since I joined the Seven Hills Crafts Design Team? I can’t, but I’m having a blast!

I’m really liking the clean and simple (CAS) look recently and when I needed a thank you card for a friend I challenged myself to maximise the white space. Plus, I’ve been waiting to use these cute little WPlus9 bears for a while now.

I started out with a side folding white A6 card base and used the MFT Square Peek-A-Boo Window Dienamic to die cut a window in the front of the card. With the square that was left over, I blended on some Salty Ocean Distress Ink and spritzed with some Shimmer Spray to get a sparkly sheen.

With the panel prepared and the background set to dry, I stamped out the bears and two branches from the WPlus9 Forest Friends and Curious Forest Friends sets in some Copic friendly MFT Licorice Black Hybrid Ink. I used two different tones of browns – the E50s and E40s – to differentiate between the warm bears and the branches of the trees, some greens for the leaves and some YRs for the honey. This was something I learnt from Sandy Allnock – the warmer colours automatically move to the foreground whilst the cooler colours fade to the back. I fussy cut them all out and went around the edges with a black marker to cover any cutting imperfections.

Honey Bears (WPlus9)

I wanted to give the impression of a window in the front of the card so I adhered the blue background square to the back inside panel inline with the die cut window in the front panel and put the bear holding the honey in the bottom left corner. Arranging the branches so they stretched out across the open window and met in the middle, I then adhered the cute little bear reaching down for his share of the honey.

A few touches with a black gel pen to the bear eyes and noses, a layer of clear Wink of Stella and a crisp black sentiment from the set finishes off the card nicely.

Thanks for reading, happy autumn!